Telling Ain't Training
American Society for Training and Development, 2002 - Business & Economics - 193 pages
"This book is an entertaining and practical tour-de-force for every trainer and performance improvement professional. It tackles the three universal and persistent questions about the profession: how do learners learn, why do learners learn, and how do you make sure that learning sticks. The authors of this interactive and provocative volume provide solid answers to these questions backed by more than 70 years of combined real-world experience and academic study. Telling Ain't Training deliberately avoids the one-way communication of "telling" trainers how to be more effective. Instead, it uses an interactive approach that models the basic message of the book--that is, humans learn best through active mental engagement. The authors expect the readers to "do" something, not just read! Despite its fun and breezy tone, every concept in the book is solidly backed up by research. The ultimate goal of this book is to allow the reader an opportunity to break through learning barriers, separate learning myth from research-based facts, and dispel counterproductive beliefs and practices that harm the instructional process."--Publisher's website.
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This book is a wonderful book to have on the book shelf of every trainer and facilitator. The authors have written the book in a lucid style that makes the reading fun and interactive. The concepts covered are universal and have high applicability for an active trainer. Very strongly recommended.
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Its All the Same
Whats in This Book and Why?
The Training Session Scripting Sheet
Using the FiveStep Model to Retrofit Existing Training Sessions
Final Review of the FiveStep Model
Getting Learners to Remember
The Executive Learning Controls
How to Build Learning Faster Better Cheaper
Applying What You Have LearnedMaking Learning Research Work
The Human Learner
Senses Filters and Memory
Time and Capacity
What Does This Mean for the Learner and the Trainer?
What You Must Know to Be a Better Trainer
Getting Learners to Learn
Declarative and Procedural
Key Ingredients for Learning
Adapting for Differences in Ability Prior Knowledge and Motivation
Adult Learning Principles
Four Key Adult Learning Principles
The Bottom Line on Adult Learning Principles
A FiveStep Model for Creating Terrific Training Sessions
Six Universal Principles from Research on Learning
A Universal Model for Structuring Any Learning Session
The Training Session Planning Sheet
Training Approaches and a Cornucopia of Learning Activities
Pulling the Four Types of Training Together
25 Training Activities You Can Use
Summarizing the Activities
Testing or Examining Whats the Difference?
What Was That All About?
Testing Versus Exams
How Do I Go About Creating Tests?
Hit or Myth Whats the Truth?
The Bottom Line on Learning
Concluding Reflections on Telling Aint Training
Something to Think AboutReflections from Carl Jung
For Further Reading
About the Authors
About the ISPI